Part-time Assistant Professor
Neil Swaab is a freelance illustrator, art director, cartoonist, animator, and writer, based in Brooklyn, NY. As an illustrator, Neil's work has graced the covers and interiors of magazines, CD's, newspapers, and books for clients throughout the world including The NY Times, The Utne Reader, The Village Voice, and Simon and Schuster. As an art director, Neil worked for HarperCollins Publishers where he oversaw the design of many bestselling children's books and young adult novels for Laura Geringer Books and Joanna Cotler Books and continues to freelance art direct for them and other book clients on a regular basis. As a cartoonist, his weekly alternative comic strip, Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggles, has been published in newspapers in over six countries, has been collected into books in America, Russia, and Italy, and is currently under option by Aboriginal Entertainment where it is being shopped around as an animated TV show. As an animator, Neil served as a character layout artist on the shows, Superjail! for Adult Swim and Ugly Americans for Comedy Central where he created and drew many characters and key frame poses for the first season and pilot respectively. Additionally, as a writer, Neil's first screenplay, Eddie Fantastic!, is a semifinalist for the prestigious Nicholl Fellowhsip and he's currently hard at work on its follow-up. Neil's work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, Print Magazine, Communication Arts, and American Illustration.
animation,drawing,graphic novel,illustration,publication design